What's It Like To Live On An Icebreaker?

Ice-breaking ships are awesome. Their re-enforced hulls plough through the Artic ice packs powered by souped-up engines, often carrying scientific expeditions to see what mysteries can be uncovered in the freezing wastes. I can't imagine how boring it would be to be on an Icebreaker for two months, so thankfully, this beautiful time-lapse exists, narrated by one of the expedition members.

The video tells the story of the Nathaniel B. Palmer: a giant Icebreaker chartered by the US National Science Foundation. Our narrator, Cassandra Brooks, explains how an Icebreaker finds its way through the frozen sea ice using tiny canals and paths carved by the current.

Stick around until the end for penguin's hunting for their lunch.

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